Tuesday, January 15, 2013

CD Review: Henry Wagons Expects Help From Company On Solo Debut

From Australia comes Henry Wagons from the band, Wagons with his debut solo album entitled “Expecting Company?” The new album will be released on January 22 through the Thirty Tigers record label. On this seven song album, Henry invites some guests to sing along with him on this album.

The album begins with the song, “Unwelcome Company,” as Henry duets with the wonderfully talented Alison Mosshart (The Kills, Dead Weather) on this spaghetti western rocker. Alison’s vocals mesh so well with Henry’s that you wish they did a whole album together, but then you’d miss out on these other great voices. The songwriting of “I’m In Love With Mary Magdalene” and “A Hangman’s Work Is Never Done” is so well-rounded that you follow the dark stories of deception and misguided passion. Henry goes all-out country on “Give Things A Chance To Mend” as his duet with Jenn Grant sound like a former hit song for George Jones and Tammy Wynette. The album closes with Henry’s only solo effort on this album, the two-minute acoustic love song “Marylou Two.”

Henry Wagons has a load of dates in his home country of Australia before hitting the U.S. shores in mid-February, including a show at Black-Eyed Sally’s in Harford, CT on March 1. For more information on Henry Wagons new album and for a complete list of tour dates, please visit wagonsmusic.com.

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